troubleshooting Question

Upgrading schema to windows 2016 level

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EricFlag for Canada asked on
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Hi ,

I have Windows 2003 domain. My plan is to deploy windows 2016 DC.

Here is my plan

Step 1- ) Install Windows 2012 R2 as member server ( Server A ) and prepare forest and domain using forestprep ad adprep.
                This will going to update the schema to windows 2012 R2 Level. Please note that I am going to promote this Server to DC. I just want to extend the schema

Step 2 -)  Install Windows 2016 server as member server ( Server B ) and prepare forest and domain using forestprep and  adprep
                 This will extend the schema and after that I am going to promote this Server to DC

My question actually is this : I think this will work but please let me know if i need to promote Server A to DC so that it became 2012 DC or I cdont have to promote it DC

and pls read the question  carefully  as most time I can genric copy past answer from net.
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